Bulk Convert Post Formatting, Google Webmaster Tools, Gravity Forms Updates, Sharing Plugins, User Imports

Google Webmaster Tools, Gravity Forms Updates, Sharing Plugins, User Imports, Bulk Convert Post Formatting


WordPress Plugins from A to Z Episode 142

Bulk Convert Post Formatting, Google Webmaster Tools, Gravity Forms Updates, Sharing Plugins, User ImportsIt's episode 142 and we've got plugins for Google Webmaster Tools, Gravity Forms Updates, Sharing Plugins, User Imports, Bulk Convert Post Formatting and an amazing new way to preview draft posts from anywhere on the site. All coming up on WordPress Plugins A-Z!

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**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by John**

Google Webmaster Tools 0.1.2

The Lowdown:

For those of you that are stats junkies this may for you. a Nice simple way to add the webmaster tools to your WordPress dashboard. The only issue I ran against was that to use it I would have to enter my webmaster tools user name and password. Being the paranoid guy that I am I opt to not do that but from the screenshots it looks pretty good so will give this a limbo rating of:

Rating 3 Dragons in limbo



Back to the Future…


Gravity Forms

premium Plugin

The Lowdown:

I felt it was time to revisit this plugin since I had not reviewed it in quite sometime and it has advanced dramatically. What can I say aside from I think it is the best form plugin for WordPress but it has some great features such as the ability to allow you anonymous visitors to add content to a website. I recently used it to set up an obituary submission section on a cat website. where people can enter their obituaries for the website about their cats and even submit a picture.

You can also use this to take payments I recently used the form for a site that only has one thing for sale and this allows simple order and payments in one step to sell your item.

They have also made the process of creating the form simpler and improved all the layouts.. Multi Page forms have improved and so have the conditional logic. Tracking for the forms and so much more check this one out and time to rethink the corms 7

Rating 5 Dragons


Shareaholic | share buttons & related posts

The Lowdown:

Quite sometime back I had abandoned this plugin due to compatibility issues but a couple months ago I came back and had another look at it and found they had fixed the compatibility issues and dramatically improved this plugin. It now does a great job of displaying the share links at the top or bottom of a post or both spots. It also allowed me to eliminate a plugin with its recommended posts for the site. all in all pretty clean now and pretty usable.

Rating 4 Dragons



**WordPress Plugins Reviewed by Marcus**

Preview Posts Everywhere


Requires: 3.5.1 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.6.1

Last Updated: 2013-10-15

Downloads: 10

Out of the box, WordPress allows you to preview every post in draft status just by clicking the Preview button on post edit page. Unfortunately, that preview is available only for single page templates. If you open home or category page you won’t see any drafts there.

The Preview Posts Everywhere plugin will allow you to preview your drafts on home, category, archive and search pages. Now you can check your draft’s featured images, dates, titles on every page, before you publish the post.

Plugin works out of the box and after activation just go to home page to see your drafts on posts list. You do not need to click any preview button! Just go to your site and check list of posts. Remember that by default drafts will be visible only for logged in users with assigned Administrator role.

Rating: 5 out of 5


CSV User Import


Requires: 3.6 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.6.1

Last Updated: 2013-10-15

Downloads: 5

Import users from a csv files and send a custom message using specific shortcodes.

You can choose capabilities for new users.

Rating: 3 out of 5

Bulk Convert Post Format


Requires: 3.1 or higher

Compatible up to: 3.6.1

Last Updated: 2013-10-15

Downloads: 32

Bulk convert posts in a category to a selected post format. Select from a dropdown of categories and a dropdown of defined post formats.

Rating: 4 out of 5

**Rambling Last Words and Plugin Wrapup

John:  Google Webmaster Tools – 3, Gravity Forms – 5, Shareaholic – 4

Marcus: Preview Posts Everywhere – 5, CSV User Import – 3, Bulk Convert Post Format – 4


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